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Hansel and Gretel show poster

Hansel and Gretel

April 1-3, 2022

Engelbert Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel is a treat for all ages! Based on the Grimm Brothers' classic fairytale, the opera follows brother and sister, Hansel and Gretel, as they navigate the wonders and dangers of an enchanted forest. While gathering strawberries for supper, the children get distracted and find themselves lost in the woods as darkness surrounds them. With no chance of finding their way home, the children must spend the night alone in the woods. When they wake the next morning, they discover a magical house made of sweets and candy. Their curiosity (and their hungry tummies) gets the best of them, and they soon find themselves trapped in the spell of a nasty Witch. It will take all their wit and bravery to outsmart the Witch before they are baked into gingerbread!  

Music by Engelbert Humperdinck
Libretto by Adelheid Wette

This production will be performed in English. 

Runtime is approximately 1hr 20min (no intermission).

Directed by Emily Riggs w/ musical direction by David Ballena. 

Hansel and Gretel will be presented in the Fine Arts Instructional Concert Hall on April 1 at 7:30pm and April 2 & 3 at 4:00 p.m.

Tickets are FREE for all children and youth (under 18); $10 for senior citizens (62+); FREE for Eastern students; $12 for Eastern faculty, staff, alumni and $20 for the general public.  

FREE Youth tickets are possible thanks to a generous grant from the Jeffrey P. Ossen Family Foundation!

To purchase tickets, please visit: 

Eastern Students are eligible for ONE FREE STUDENT TICKET pending the completion of our Eastern Student Reservation Survey, which can be found at the following link: 

For more information about registration, access or other questions please contact the FAIC Box Office at

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Tickets & Registration

COVID-19 Policies & Procedures

  • Please be aware that all patrons who attend Theatre Productions will be expected to abide by all of Eastern’s on-going campus wide COVID-19 policies. This includes:

    • All patrons and visitors coming to Campus are required to wear a mask that covers the mouth and nose for the entire duration of the show (approximately 90 minutes), as well as anytime when inside the Fine Arts Instructional Center or any building on Eastern’s campus.
    • To keep yourself, our staff, and others safe all patrons will seated with 3 feet of physical (social) distancing between them in the theater, regardless of who may be in their party. Pod-seating is not available for performances at this time. Seats in the theater will be marked to reflect this.
    • At this time we will not be accepting cash at the Box Office window. Tickets can be purchased from the Box Office during our open hours or on the night of the performance with a credit or debit card.
    • Due to staffing limitations, late arrivals who arrive after the show has begun without a pre-purchased ticket will not be able to be seated.

    If you have any questions about safety procedures on Campus, or further questions about the above information, please visit: